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Sea Level Rising
     

Sea Level Rising

by William Sargent
 

On April 16, 2007, an early spring storm broke through Cape Cod's barrier beach. Overnight the citizens of Chatham had to contend with as much sea level rise as most communities will face in the next fifty years. A dozen homes were swept away in as many months and, now, a new inlet is aimed at the heart of the village. Another hundred houses and the third most

Overview

On April 16, 2007, an early spring storm broke through Cape Cod's barrier beach. Overnight the citizens of Chatham had to contend with as much sea level rise as most communities will face in the next fifty years. A dozen homes were swept away in as many months and, now, a new inlet is aimed at the heart of the village. Another hundred houses and the third most lucrative fishing port in New England will be endangered in the coming years.

This was not a unique event. As many as 200 other American coastal communities will face similar problems as their barrier beaches break down over the next twenty years. Sea Level Rising is a clarion call for these other coastal communites to prepare for the chronic effects of global warming. It is a retelling of the story of the canary in the coal mine. Most importantly Sea Level Rising puts a human face on the story of people dealing with the effects of global warming, arguably the gravest threat ever to face human civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764332616
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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